Yuru Camp is a Japanese seinen manga written by Afro, published in the Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine of the Hōbunsha edition from July 2015 to 2019, and in Comic Fuz since 2019. It was the subject of an anime adaptation, produced by the C-Station studio and broadcast between January 4 and March 22, 2018. A second season airs from January 7 to April 1, 2021. An anime film was later released on July 1, 2022. The series’ second season ended only last year and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect a third season of Yuru Camp anytime soon.
The third season of Yuru Camp still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The second season aired only a year ago and while the manga is still ongoing, meaning that there is more material up for adaptation, the third season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Yuru Camp is a very popular series, and based on all the known facts, a third season is not impossible. We just don’t know when it could happen.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season three of Yuru Camp. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this exciting anime series whose future is still somewhat uncertain.
What do we know about Season 3 of Yuru Camp?
Yuru Camp has been published in Hōbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine since July 2015. The Yen Press edition holds the publishing rights for North America. The release of the first volume of the manga in English is scheduled for March 2018. The manga is still ongoing.
Yuru Camp is also the title of an anime adaptation produced by the C-Station studio. It is directed by Yoshiaki Kyōgoku, with Jin Tanaka working on the screenplay and Mutsumi Sasaki on the character design. The opening song is “Shiny Days”, performed by singer Asaka, while the ending song is titled “Fuyu Biyori”, and is performed by Eri Sasaki.
The anime has been streaming since January 4, 2018. Crunchyroll owns the streaming rights. On October 6, 2018, a second season, a short anime, and a movie were announced. The short anime, Room Camp, aired from January 6 to March 23, 2020. The second season aired from January 7 to April 1, 2021.
Producer Shōichi Hotta approached animation producer Ryoji Maru with a “big new project”, including a movie, after accepting an offer from FuRyu in July 2018 to lead a sequel project for the first season of Yuru Camp. In October 2018, the film was announced at the Yurucamp Secret Society General Enrollment Explanation Meeting event in Saitama Prefecture.
In April 2021, it was announced that C-Station and DeNA would, respectively, be in charge of the animation and production of the film, with Shochiku as distributor. Rie Takahashi, the voice of Ena Saitō in two seasons of Yuru Camp, confirmed on her Twitter account that the announcement of the release date of the film on April Fools’ Day was not a “joke”.
The announcement featured a visual concept for a storyboard drawn by director Yoshiaki Kyōgoku, showing mature Nadeshiko Kagamihara and Rin Shima. Afro, the creator of the Yuru Camp manga series, revealed in October 2021 that the film’s script, settings, and other aspects of the film were created from scratch as Kyōgoku and his team collaborated with him in every step of its production. The movie premiered on June 19, 2022. So, what does all of this tell us about a potential third season?
Taking all of this into account, the future of Yuru Camp seems very bright, despite the fact that we don’t know whether a third season is going to be made. The source work is, as we have said, quite popular, as was the anime series, and the fact that the franchise has a large fanbase, combined with the fact that we have seen a second season relatively recently, makes us very hopeful. In addition to that, we know that the manga is not over yet, which means that there is a lot of material to adapt.
In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or early 2023; 2024 is also a solid possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes and how well the movie does; as far as things stand now, a continuation is highly likely, but we simply don’t have any official information to confirm our suspicions.
What could Season 3 of Yuru Camp be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Yuru Camp could take us because we don’t know how many additional chapters of the manga series the season could potentially adapt. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the third season of the show might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material so you can get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series.
When high school student Nadeshiko Kagamihara moves with her family to a Japanese country town, she falls asleep on a bike ride and only wakes up at night. Experienced camper Rin Shima helps her until Nadeshiko is picked up by her big sister. They exchange cell phone numbers and Nadeshiko decides to go camping again with her new friend.
At school, the enterprising Nadeshiko joins the outdoor club. With the other two girls in it – Chiaki Ōgaki and Aoi Inuyama – she wants to go on camping trips. Rin also goes to the same school and is urged by her friend Ena Saitō to go camping with the others. But the quiet girl prefers to keep to herself. But her friend tells Nadeshiko the destination of Rin’s next trip, so that Rin gets a surprise visitor while viewing Mount Fuji.
Nadeshiko prepares her a real camping meal, and Rin begins to like the company. After some preparations for winter camping, the outdoor club sets off on its first outing. The three girls manage to go camping together for the first time, while Nadeshiko keeps in touch with Rin on her cell phone. She is traveling alone again, now for the first time with her own motorcycle.
Through Nadeshiko, Rin now has more and more contact with the other girls. Ena finally convinces her to accept the invitation to go camping together for Christmas. So the five girls, including Ena, set off together to camp and celebrate Christmas – accompanied by their new teacher Ms. Toba, also a camper and now the club’s supervisor. The joint celebration, to which each of the girls contributes something, convinces Rin that camping in a group can also be fun.